International Geostrategic Maritime Observatory (IGMO)

formerly OBGMS

GMTF Chairman, Jean-Paul Pancracio, opens new blog

Our GMTF Chairman, Professor emeritus, Jean-Paul Pancracio, has started a second blog in French entitled, “Droit de la Mer et des Littoraux : http://blogs.univ-poitiers.fr/jp-pancracio/2015/02/03/les-rivages-de-la-mer-dans-un-estuaire-et-le-droit-de-lurbanisme/ Here is a list of his many … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

The President’s booksigning at L’Harmattan in Paris

Thank you to all those who came to the first booksigning event at L’Harmattan on February 17 in Paris to get their personalised copy of “Ukraine : prémices of guerre … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dr Shmelova invited to the CEPII to speak on Ukraine in March

Dr Svitlana Shmelova, Scientific Council member of the Observatory, has been invited by the CEPII to give her perspective on the economic and political situation in Ukraine. For background reading … Continue reading

February 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

S.E. Oleg Serebrian speaks at GDS in February

S.E. Oleg Serebrian is invited to speak in the Observatory’s Geostrategic Dialogue Series (GDS) on February 19 on the “Black Sea region : between Europe and Eurasia”. Herewith our communication :

February 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

The President presents her book

Ahead of the book-signing event in Paris on February 17, herewith a video produced by the book’s editor, l’Harmattan, of an interview with Ellen Wasylina, avaiable to watch on the … Continue reading

February 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sage International and John Bruni launch #STRATEGIKON

Our Scientific Council member, John Bruni, President of Sage International, based in Adelaide, South Australia, has launched a weekly podcast called  #Strategikon. Here is the first episode posted on #Youtube … Continue reading

February 7, 2015

The Observatory represented at the Geopolitical Festival in Grenoble : 12-15 March 2015

Two of our Scientific Council members, Ioan Craciun and Fuad Muradov, will be speaking at Grenoble Ecole de Management’s (GEM) annual Geopolitical festival, where the President and several of our … Continue reading

February 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Australia’s Future Submarines

Our Scientific Council member, Dr John Bruni, in association with Hargraves Institute and the RUSI (Royal United Services Institute), is organising a high-level strategic conference around the future of Austrailia’s … Continue reading

January 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

OBGMS becomes the IGMO

Following our plenary session in Paris in November, the Observatory members present have decided to take our organisation to the next level.  With it comes a new name, more suitable … Continue reading

January 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

The President weighs in on the terror attacks in Paris

The President was interviewed JJ Green @NATSEC09 @WTOP regarding the attacks on #CharlieHebdo : http://wtop.com/europe/2015/01/i-am-charlie-goes-viral-after-paris-news-attack/ The President wrote a tribune @thehill : http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/international/228868-in-the-aftermath-of-the-paris-attack The President wrote a second article following the unity … Continue reading

January 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

The President’s Tweets

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  • Iran's Yemen Play
    What Tehran Wants—And What It Doesn't March 4, 2015 Alex Vatanka Summary:  Iran may have been happy to see Yemen's pro-Western government ousted last January, but Tehran's influence there is far more limited than many assume. When the Houthis, a Shia rebel group in Yemen, forced the country’s pro-Western president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, to […]
  • Likud or Likudn't?
    Netanyahu's Speech and the Israeli Election March 3, 2015 Brent E. Sasley Summary:  Observers accuse Netanyahu of using his recent speech to the U.S. Congress to drum up support in the upcoming Israeli election. But even there, his talk will probably matter very little. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress on the Iranian nuclea […]
  • The Breakup
    The Slow Demise of U.S. Bipartisan Support for Israel March 2, 2015 John B. Judis Summary:  The Democratic and Republican divide over Israel may be at its worst, but bipartisan support for Israel began to erode decades ago. In 1962, U.S. President John F. Kennedy told Israeli Foreign Minister Golda Meir that the United States and Israel had a “special relati […]
  • ISIS' Next Prize
    Will Libya Join the Terrorist Group's Caliphate? March 1, 2015 Geoffrey Howard Summary:  ISIS is no longer just an Iraq and Syria problem. For months now, the terrorist group has been pushing into Libya as well. The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham is no longer just an Iraq and Syria problem. For months now, ISIS (or groups affiliated with it) has been […]
  • Bibi Bother
    Netanyahu's Strategy in Washington March 1, 2015 Lisa Goldman Summary:  Commentators are arguing about whether Netanyahu is damaging Israel’s security by alienating Obama. It seems unlikely that the White House will cut back on military aid or stop vetoing anti-Israel legislation at the UN. Nearly everyone (apart from Congressional Republicans) seems to […]

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  • 04-unsafemigrationbyseaopening March 4, 2015
    Page Heading: UN agencies meet to address unsafe mixed migration by sea Article Date: 04/03/2015 Description: Mechanism to enhance inter-agency communication to be established. Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown
  • 03-migrants-SG February 16, 2015
    Page Heading: IMO Secretary-General reiterates need for action to address unsafe migration by sea Article Date: 16/02/2015 Description: Secretary-General Sekimizu calls for action to address criminals who organize illegal and unregulated sea passage by migrants, putting thousands of lives at risk. Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown
  • Home March 16, 2010
    Page Heading: Press Briefings
    Jiajun Shen
  • 02-WMD-launch January 14, 2015
    Page Heading: IMO Secretary-General launches 2015 World Maritime Day theme: “Maritime education and training” at World Maritime University Article Date: 14/01/2015 Description: IMO Secretary-General launches “Maritime education and training” theme at World Maritime University. Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown
  • 01-WMU-president January 14, 2015
    Page Heading: Dr. Doumbia-Henry appointed new WMU President Article Date: 14/01/2015 Description: IMO and World Maritime University (WMU) have announced the appointment of a new President to head the University. Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown

RSS OPEC Press Releases

  • Executive Meeting between OPEC and Siemens AG February 4, 2015
    An Executive Meeting between OPEC and Siemens AG took place in Vienna on Thursday, 5 February 2015. The meeting was chaired by HE Abdalla Salem El-Badri, OPEC Secretary General, and Mr Joe Kaeser, President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens AG.

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  • “You have to decide early in the game that fish are a public resource & everyone should enjoy the benefits” ow.ly/JQuxM 34 minutes ago
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